Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Typical Thanksgiving Post

I was going to save this for tomorrow, but I finished early and thought I'd go ahead and publish. I'd like to discuss what I'm thankful for. It's overdone and predictable to do this on Thanksgiving, but I also think it's very important since like most people I don't think about this often enough.

I'm thankful that God is in control. I fully believe that He cares about each person's needs -- my individual needs included. There are so many days where I think I would totally lose it if I didn't know this. I'm really not sure how people who don't believe in a benevolent, personal higher power make it through life without going crazy.

I'm thankful for my family. Every day it feels so great to have amazing people that live with me right here in my house, and I have a very important role in shaping the environment in which we all live. Sometimes I lose sight of that, but I wish it was one of only a few things that stayed on my mind at all times. It's hard to explain, but there's a great sense of peace that I get in knowing that we all have each other. I hope that when the girls are old enough to understand, they'll feel the same way.

I'm thankful for all of the things I take for granted in my life. For pretty much every stressful situation I find myself in, it's very sobering to remember that someone else is living with far less right at that moment. It makes what I'm going through small potatoes. I have water, nutritious food, a house, love, a big family, freedom, a great extended family, friends, a church, a long life ahead of me, a great employer, cars, a working washing machine, electricity, pets, a comfortable bed, health care and I'm constantly reminded that I'm surrounded with people that care about me.

Next, the obvious question: What are you thankful for?

1 Lonely Comment:

Unknown said...

I too am thankful for a lot of the things you posted!

I am thankful for my amazing and wonderful hubby, my 4 beautiful girls, friends, and family.